Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District

Kenai, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Starting hourly rate is $22-26, depending on qualifications and experience.
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Located on the Kenai Peninsula, renowned for its fishing, hunting and wilderness recreation opportunities, as well as being the fastest growing farming area in the state of Alaska.

Overview: The District Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations, develops and oversees District programs in alignment with District mission, vision and goals set by the District Board of Supervisors, and represents the District in dealings with agencies, elected officials, media and partner organizations. The position requires skills and experience in program development and administration, communication and financial management. A complete job description is available at the Kenai SWCD website located at, or by contacting the Kenai SWCD office by email at

Employment Classification: regular, ½-time employee, with potential for full-time based on funding


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental planning, sustainable development, agriculture, food systems, forestry, agronomy, public administration, business or non-profit management, or a related field
  • Administrative or supervisory experience in the public or private sector
  • Commitment to natural resource conservation and the District’s mission: fostering healthy soil, water and agricultural practices
  • Ability to develop cooperative working relationships and communicate effectively with diverse audiences, orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop project proposals, timelines and budgets and/or experience with grant writing
  • Ability to work independently to carry out projects adhering to timelines and budgets
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislation, programs, rules and policies relevant to Conservation Districts and natural resource conservation is a plus

Kenai SWCD is a member of the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts, which is the employer of record for District staff.  


To Apply: Submit cover letter and current resume (including three professional references with contact information) by email to or by mail to:

Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District

110 Trading Bay Suite 160

Kenai, AK 99611

This position will remain open until filled.  Questions?  Please email


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